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Maintenance / Re: How much!?!?
« Last Post by CX-Fiver on Today at 11:05:45 am »
Good advice AM. You're right about the bartering malarkey. Hodgson's say they'll price match other garages, so I'll be testing them on that.

We all prefer a main dealer to breathe on our motors and of course they take advantage of that. I was just a bit surprised by how much Hodgson's were prepared to have my eyes out and then go back for the sockets.....

Thanks for the advice.
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Maintenance / Re: How much!?!?
« Last Post by Anchorman on Today at 01:24:12 am »
Brakes are such a money spinner. You only have to mention the word and most owners will readily cough up. A funny story. I once booked my car in for service but told them I would have changed the pads by the time it came in. I cleaned the brakes up sure enough but the pads were only about 40% worn so I predicted they should do another year.  In summarising my bill, the service manager said “we know you have changed the pads so we’ve recorded it as 10% worn which is the lowest we can show”. I just smiled and paid the bill. I’m a qualified mechanic but I still have to have the book stamped.

Your bill wasn’t cheap but unless you are qualified to say otherwise, what can you do?  These dealers are usually negotiable about servicing costs so barter with them. Tell them you can get it done locally by a repairer that has access to the online service record.
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Maintenance / Re: Oil change
« Last Post by Anchorman on Today at 01:10:59 am »
My car was serviced at 8000 miles. Now at 16000 is is saying oil change due for the last 1000 miles. Now the oil warning light has come on. Checked the level and all is well. In the book with car it is saying oil could be deteriorated. Can anyone tell me the capacity of oil for the car and whether I should use the 0w 30 or 10w 30. Book is showing both. Do I need a new washer for the plug. Engine is the 2.2 diesel 150 bhp. 2016.



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Your motor is still under warranty so 0W/30 is the correct grade although some do use 5W/30. It MUST be C3 oil.  What often gets overlooked is that the oil data which monitors oil viscosity MUST be reset at every oil change or it could put the oil light warning on. It’s a simple enough process but only main dealers tend to know about it. It should take 5.1 litres but that won’t fill it to the full mark. That is normal so don’t add any more.
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Maintenance / Oil change
« Last Post by gazza-a on June 22, 2018, 08:27:25 pm »
My car was serviced at 8000 miles. Now at 16000 is is saying oil change due for the last 1000 miles. Now the oil warning light has come on. Checked the level and all is well. In the book with car it is saying oil could be deteriorated. Can anyone tell me the capacity of oil for the car and whether I should use the 0w 30 or 10w 30. Book is showing both. Do I need a new washer for the plug. Engine is the 2.2 diesel 150 bhp. 2016.



Admin Note :   Please can you correct whichever is wrong, your post or your profile, relating to fuel type, engine size  and year of manufacture. Thank you :)
 
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Had a similar problem on our Mazda 3 whereby if you rushed the gear change it would crunch into 2nd gear, if you slowed it down then 'No Crunch' it's down to the oil and baulk rings in the gearbox, seems Mazda have a problem with Manual boxes which was another reason we went Automatic on our latest CX-5
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Wheels & Tyres / Re: 19" wheels
« Last Post by Jeff-C on June 22, 2018, 06:01:33 am »
Ah right, thanks for that ????
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I’d talk to the dealer about it. It has all the hallmarks of a DMF which is a big job but let them check and see.
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Diesel and DPF issues / Re: DPF Regeneration
« Last Post by Anchorman on June 22, 2018, 01:15:30 am »
Firstly, that firmware update is for the audio system. It has nothing to do with the engine.

In addition, let me assure you that dilution is not just a function of interrupted regens. My 2016 had good long runs that got right up to temperature. I knew they were happening by the exhaust note and the loss of Istop but it still diluted at an alarming rate. There may well be software patches that will address some of the dilution but you need to speak to the dealer.
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Wheels & Tyres / Re: 19" wheels
« Last Post by Anchorman on June 22, 2018, 01:02:18 am »
There are several 19 inch wheels but the dealer will tell you which on from the VIN No.
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Wheels & Tyres / Re: Cx5 spare wheel kit
« Last Post by andyb_ie on June 21, 2018, 09:44:24 pm »
What was the wheel jack weight rating..? or what should it be?
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